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RIDDLE

Q: IF YOU HAVE A DUCK BEFORE 2 DUCKS AND A DUCK BEHIND 2 DUCKS,
AND A DUCK IN THE MIDDLE , HOW MANY DUCKS DO YOU HAVE?
A: 3 DUCKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (A) ; ANIMAL (Q) ; LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PUZZLE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS IT THAT WHEN YOU REMOVE IT, YOU DO NOT USE IT,
AND WHEN YOU REPLACE IT, YOU USE IT?
A: THE LID OF A JAPANESE BATH TUB.

Submitter comment: N.B. THE JAPANESE BATH TUB IS A WOODEN, DEEP TUB COVERED WITH A LID.
WHEN NOT IN USE, THE BATH IS COVERED WITH THE LID.
INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN AND LEARNED THE ABOVE FROM HIS CHILDREN.

Where learned: LETTER ; JAPAN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; FURNITURE (A) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 07-28-1964

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RIDDLE

Q: THOUGH IT WAS MADE WELL IN THE BEGINNING AND THOUGH IT IS NEVER
BROKEN, IT STILL HAS TO BE REMADE EACH DAY.
A: BED.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; ANTITHETICAL OPPOSITIONAL ; FURNITURE (A) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: YOU CAN HANG IT ON A WALL; BUT IF YOU TAKE IT DOWN, YOU CAN'T
HANG IT UP AGAIN.
A: WALLPAPER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; CAUSAL OPPOSITIONAL ; HARDWARE (A) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

Q: IF LITTLE INDIAN IS THE SON OF BIG INDIAN, BUT BIG INDIAN IS
NOT LITTLE INDIAN'S FATHER, WHO IS BIG INDIAN?
A: HIS MOTHER.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO ME WHILE IN THE STUDENT UNION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL NONOPPOSITIONAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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RIDDLE

Q: BROTHERS AND SISTERS / I HAVE NONE,/ BUT THAT MAN'S FATHER/ IS MY
FATHER'S SON.
A: ME.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment: 8 OTHER EXAMPLES IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PERSONS (A) ; PERSONS (Q) ; PUZZLE QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): CATCH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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PUNCTUATION

THAT THAT IS IS THAT THAT IS THAT THAT IS NOT IS THAT THAT IS NOT

Submitter comment: FIRST HEARD BY INFORMANT(MY FATHER) AT ST. MIENARD BENEDICTINE
SEMINARY TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA.

Keyword(s): PUZZLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Language

Tongue Twister Verse:

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Alternative possible spelling of Collector's last name: Datson, Datser

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; GAME ; Language ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Language

Tongue Twister:

Betty Botta bought some butter. "But," she said, "this butter's bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit o' better butter will but make my batter better." So she bought a bit o' butter, better than the bitter butter, made her bitter batter better. So 'twas better Betty Botta bought a bit o' better butter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Something similar (but shorter) already typed as prose.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Baking ; Batter ; Butter ; COOKING ; Dearborn Heights ; GAME ; Language ; MICHIGAN ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Redford ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Riddle

Long legs, crooked thighs, little head and no eyes.

Answer: Tongs

Data entry tech comment:

No informant or collector data given.

Entry by TRD

Keyword(s): BODY PARTS ; PUZZLE ; RHYME ; RIDDLE ; Tongs ; UTENSILS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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Riddle - Question

Some months have thirty days some have thirty one. HOw many months have twenty eight?

Answer: all of them.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CALENDAR ; Dates ; Month ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE ; Trick Question

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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DOES X EQUAL Y

GIVEN X=Y? ADD 2
X+2=X+2
X**2+4X+4=Y**2+4Y+4 SQUARE BOTH SIDE
X**2-Y**2=4Y-4X REARRANGE TERMS
(X-Y)(X+Y)=-4(X-Y) FACTOR
(X-Y)(X+Y)/(X-Y)=-4(X-Y)/(X-Y) DIVIDE BOTH SIDES
X+T=-4; X=-4-Y; THEREFORE X DOESN'T EQUAL Y

Submitter comment:

HE LEARNED THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Math ; MATHEMATICS ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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PUZZLE

T K H A Y E S T L E V E S O O R
Y E L N I K C M O T M O N R O E
L N I X O N B U N T R O S T E T
E N S M A D A U N O S J C A J R
R E A T Y L E R C N P I E R C U
C D G O O E S T H H R S T E O M
L Y R C U I O O U N A E N W O A
E T A N O F J R S T P N H O L N
V A N B U R E N K L O P A H I T
E A T X T A F T A S L I R N D Z
L E L Y T G F O I N I E D E G N
A O H O O V E R X X N R I S E O
N A R T H U T Z U C C C N I E S
D I X O N A S Y T R O E G E O L
D O G A H O O F I L L M O R E I
M A D I S O N O T G N I H S A W

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PRESIDENTS ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE ; United States

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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ANIMAL RIDDLE

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A PARROT WITH A MOUNTIAN
LION?
I DON'T KNOW, BUT WHEN IT TALKS YOU BETTER LISTEN.

Submitter comment:

LARRY HEARD IT FROM HERMAN CARDUCCI VTR EDITOR, U OF D TELEVISION
STATION.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; CAR

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; JOKE ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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ANIMAL RIDDLE

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE A MINK AND A KANGAROO?
A MINK WITH A POCKET.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; MINNEAPOLIS

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; JOKE ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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